Sustainable Buildings and Technologies (8038.4)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
- Introduction to building assessment schemes.- Principles of sustainability.- Assessing sustainability issues for buildings and developments.- Appropriate buildings, technologies and economic sustainability.
Learning outcomes1. Utilise and apply building assessment schemes
2. Determine embodied energy of materials and products
3. Determine energy efficiencies of building products
4. Determine socio/cultural and economic sustainability issues
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Australian Institute of Building (AIB) requirements for graduates:
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of Australian Institute of Building (AIB) skills and attributes of a Building Graduate, as referred to in the AIB Standards of Accreditation, Academic Standards Booklet.
Ability to integrate and appropriately apply building discipline knowledge from the following knowledge domains: Technical, Legal, Management, Construction Economics.
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning & PD; Understanding of, and ability to articulate & promote the codes of practice of the AIB; Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professional construction manager in the development of building; strive for excellence and promote innovation.
Able to communicate professionally in all work related situations; Respect and maintain security and privacy of information; Understanding of the use of information and communication technology in the construction industry (e.g. CAD, BIM); Able to apply negotiation skills in a range of professional practice contexts.
Able to identify and evaluate information to make reasoned and informed decisions; Recognize and assess interactions between stakeholders; Able to critically evaluate different views and complex information and propose justifiable solutions; Able to challenge established positions using evidence and reasoning.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation through personal leadership; Contribute to a culture that promotes innovation.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYRORS (AIQS) REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES
The academic content for this unit forms part of the attainment of the AIQS skills and attributes for a Quantity Surveyor graduate as referred to in the AIQS Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors and Cost Engineers.
- Communication Skills
- Personal and Interpersonal Skills
- Business and Management Skills
- Professional practice
- Computer and Information Technology
- Construction Technology
- Construction law and Regulation
PrerequisitesCompletion of 48cp of study.
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Textbook available from UC book shop:
Mobbs, M. ( 2010) Sustainable House, A Choicebook. Additional required weekly reading will be made available on the moodle site.
Architectural Science Review Journal, Earthscan Publications
Beder, S. (1996), The nature of sustainable development, Scribe Publications
Beyer, D. (2002), Sustainable housing: Initiatives and regulatory options towards a sustainable building, design and construction sector in WA, Sustainability Policy Unit, WA.
C.E.R.F. (1996), Construction industry research prospectuses for the 21st Century: Engineering and construction for sustainable development, Civil Engineering Research Foundation.
Eastop, T.D. and Croft, D.R. (1990), Energy efficiency for engineers and technologists, Longman.
Fathy, H. (1973), Architecture for the poor: An experiment in rural Egypt, University of Chicago Press.
Freeman, H.M. (1995), Cleaner technologies and cleaner products for sustainable development, Puskas, Z and Olbina, R. (eds.)Springer.
Recycling construction materials: Induction kit, (1995), Civil Construction Federation, Sydney
Tibbets, J.M. (1998), The earthbuilders encyclopedia, Southwest Solaradobe School, Vintage.
Schumacher, E.F. (1993), Small is beautiful: A study of economics as if people mattered, Vintage.
Instiutute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, (2001), Your Home - the Guide to sustainable housing design, Commonwealth of Australia.
The University of Canberra (2007). A guide to referencing with examples in the APA and Harvard styles [5th ed.]. Canberra, ACT, Australia: University of Canberra library and academic skills program.
This can be accessed through the University of Canberra Library (it should be noted that as the university has only one license only one person can be logged on at any one time, therefore logging off is highly important and improper use is frowned upon).
Access to University's subscribed databases:
The University subscribes to a number of on-line bibliographic databases. These can be accessed via the University homepage. Select ‘For Students', then under ‘Internet Services' click on ‘Database and E-journal access'. Each of the databases offers several thousand current journal articles in full text form. You might also like to browse through the Library's collection of Electronic and Print Journals.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late Penalties for assignments
Assignments are required to submitted via moodle dropbox on or before the due date
All late assignments attract a penalty of 5% deduction from grade per calendar day.
Assignments submitted after the due date will only be assessed if a formal extension of time has been applied for and approved by the unit convenor prior to the submission due date.
Extensions will only be granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy.
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
To gain a pass in this course, students must:
complete and submit all assessable items (Refer to Section 5a); and
achieve at least 50% in the final exam, and
achieve an aggregate mark of at least 50% for the unit overall.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Please note, that this unit is designed for face-to-face delivery For all students attendance and participation in lectures and tutorials is highly recommended to enhance learning and skills developed outlined in section 2b above. This means that students who do not attend classes regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning, skills development and informal feedback. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and study material missed during absences.
Required IT skills
Word processing and Excel as well as simple freehand drawings and diagrams
Budgeting of approximately $100 for attendance at industry and professional networking events is recommended
Work placement, internships or practicums